- October 29th, 2004
DM Contemporary is pleased to present the work of Linda
Cummings in an exhibition entitled: “Meditations on Absence”.
Linda Cummings was born in Valley Forge, PA. She received a BFA
from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and her MFA
from Mason Gross College of Art at Rutgers University in New
Jersey. Cummings presently lives and works in New York City and
teaches at the International Center of Photography.
The tragic events of 9/11 provided a new
context for Cummings’ photographic meditations on absence. In her
earlier work, she depicted absence of the female presence through
the gesture of an empty slip tossed into the air within highly
gendered public spaces. In a later series, the empty slip is seen
hovering and floating through natural settings, such as tidal rivers
and marsh lands.
In her newest work, it is the artist, herself,
who is lifted, hurled, or floating through space. Her photographs
capture the experience of being transported through time and space
inside a plane, a subway, or a ferryboat. Through the camera’s
“eye”, she ponders and memorializes the changed world around her.
The resulting black and white photo sequences from “Meditations
on Absence” reveal fragments, impressions and a series of fleeting
images that record this emotional journey as seen from the air,
the sea, and underground.
Cummings’ photographs have been exhibited
extensively in museums and galleries both nationally and internationally.
She is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including
the Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Studio Program.
Cummings also participated in the AIM program at the Bronx Museum
of Art. Cummings’ work is included in many private and museum collections,
including the National Museum of American Art at the Smithsonian,
Washington, DC; Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY; Bronx Museum
of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Museo Nazionale della Fotographia de Brescia,
Brescia, Italy; and Musee Jenisch, Vevey, Switzerland.
be a private reception on Sunday, October 3rd, after which the
exhibition will be open to the public by appointment starting October
4th. For further information please contact the gallery by phone
(516) 922-3552, or email: email@example.com.
DM Contemporary, Box 263 Mill Neck New York 11765 TEL: 516 922 3552 www.dmcontemporary.com